[ale] vFAQ: Good distributions on Dell D610 laptops

Vernard Martin vernard at venger.net
Mon Dec 11 18:28:21 EST 2006

John Mills wrote:
> ALErs -
> Wwhich Linux dietributions drop smoothly onto Dell D610 Inspiron laptops?
> I have noticed that my live-CD Knoppix fails to start up XFree (but
> RedHat-7.3 handles it just fine -- Go figure.). Also, it seems to have the
> AC'97 based audio - possibly modem also - that some setups seem to handle
> much better than others.
> I had excellent results with SuSE-9.3 on my Fry's laptop, including its 
> AC'97 modem, so my inclination would be to go with SuSE again.
I've had very good luck with Ubuntu and RedHat Enterprise Linux 
Workstation edition.


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